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Jan 31, 2013 7:00pm EST
report." all right, yesterday gdp fell slightly. today jobless claims jumped by 38,000. so is the obama economy really slumping? and how stupid is it for the president to dissolve his jobs council, which by the way was nothing more than business window dressing anyway. at least today congress did pass a debt ceiling extension so we won't go bankrupt immediately. joining me now, cnbc chief international correspondent michelle caruso cabrera and laffer. i want to ask you about this whole business. government spending on defense really collapsed and helped bring down yesterday's gdp. >> yes, it did. >> so all the liberals are saying see, we told you so, if you cut spending, you're going to ruin the economy. do you believe that? >> no, not at all. government spending is taxation. milton always said it. the government redistributes resources. you can see it really clearly. two-person world, farmer a and farmer b, if farmer b gets unemployment benefits, who do you think pays for them, farmer a? you know, government spending is taxation. the reason we have the great recession is because of the
CNBC
Feb 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
conference today, president obama sounds a dire economic warning over the sequester he calls for yet another delay in those spending cuts. and he calls for another tax increase. now it's up to republicans to respond. remember, spending cut sequester goes into effect in 24 days on march 1st. the sequester by the way was originally the president's idea. let's get right to what the president said. john harwood joins us thousanow all the details. >> as you know, there are two ways to go about deficit reduction under the sequester law passed in 2011. one is the full ten year sequester. that's $1.2 trillion in budget cuts over ten years. the other is to do it piece meal. if do you it just for the rest of of the year, it would just be $85 billion. president obama said if congress can't agree with the full pack annual by march 1st, we need to do something smaller in the name of staving off damage to the economy, to consumer, and to federal workers. here's the president. >> if congress can't act immediately on a bigger package, about they can't get a bigger package done by the time the sequester is s
CNBC
Feb 21, 2013 7:00pm EST
. and guess what today? president obama actually dialed up republican leaders john boehner and mitch mcconnell to talk about the sequester. this is good. it's called communication. we'll have a full report coming up from our man in washington robert costa. remember how we told the other night about how federal workers are still getting pay raises despite a so-called pay freeze? it turns out federal worker pensions are facing huge unfunded liabilities that could bankrupt them and force a new taxpayer bailout. but on the whole, folks, have no fear, america. help is on the way. this is "the kudlow report" and it starts right now. >>> all right. first up tonight the sky is not falling. even the president's own press secretary backed up president obama's sequester threat of mass layoffs. take a listen to jay carney. >> we agree with the consensus estimates here again from private outside economic firms from the congressional budget office that say we would lose, the country would lose up to 750,000 jobs if the sequester were allowed to be implemented. >> talking about hundreds of thousands o
CNBC
Feb 1, 2013 7:00pm EST
the same size as it was when president obama took office, the unemployment rate today would be over 10%. this is a number nobody talks about anymore. it's a stunning number. there's simply not enough people in the workforce. and that's what makes me worry about the long-term viability of the recovery. >> and people are still withdrawn. 169,000 left the labor force in the month of january. that cannot be good. 8.5 million people are not even over the labor force in the past four years. 8.5 million people have withdrawn from the labor force. i mean, that's a terrible number. i'm not making a case, by the way. i'm not a bull on the economy because i think there are too many problems on policies and whatnot. but these jobs numbers generally, they keep looking very, very, very mediocre. >> i tell my folks back home, we can ignore the rates, ignore the revisions. the one question, the one question only is how many jobs did we create last quarter? until that number is 200,000 or 250,000 i think there's a lot to be concerned with. >> the one thing i'll ask, though, i know you're not here for y
CNBC
Feb 12, 2013 4:00am EST
bank. >> and we're just hours away from president obama's state of the union address. he's expected to call on more tax hikes and fewer spending cuts. >> announcer: you're watching "worldwide exchange," bringing you bes news from around the world. >>> welcome to today's program. it is tuesday. >> yeah. >> and loreal is talking about the strong euro in france. >> right into trading down double digits this morning. another story in italy, it seems like the entire world press core at this point will be desending on trade. >> yes, they will, with the pope and the italian elections. >> i think it was something like 10,000 journalists for the pope the last time. it's a huge event. it will be four days after the italian election. >> i don't know how the bars cope, frankly, right when that's going on. >> we're going to head to the stages of hollywood, florida. the etf shows in signs of chilling down. >> and we'll get a view from the french finance minister on the strength of the euro. plus we'll get a view from seoul as firms have conducted a third nuclear test. >> and we'll be looking at l
CNBC
Feb 6, 2013 7:00pm EST
employs. >> this is the worst defense i have heard. this is an obama-type defense on spending cuts. next thing you want is revenues to help the post office go through. what's go pac? i'm sorry. >> it's a teachable moment as guy talked about. this is what happens when you allow the government to come in and run an industry that in treery is private. it is not. any decision the post office wants to make to become more efficient, they have to say mother may i. in this administration you see whether it's the epa that wants to continue to regulate the energy industry, trying to do more in the car industry, trying to take over the health care industry. >> can i just interject? you see the problems between government has mother may i decisions over the economy. >> it has nothing to do with the obama administration. the problems of the post office go back way before president obama existed. the reality is it's an inefficient organization that has to answer to the government to make decisions. the problem is people aren't using the post office. >> let me make a quick point. first of all it's not
CNBC
Feb 13, 2013 4:00am EST
. >>> and the first 30-year bond in years. the test of market sentiment ahead of the election. >>> and president obama uses his state of the union speech to urge congress to end the battle over the budget and work together to boost the u.s. economy and help the middle class. >> together we have cleared away the rubble of crisis. we can say with renewed confidence that the state of our union is strong. >>> there we go. >> who doesn't love to kick off a wednesday morning with the iea monthly oil report? >> they have lowered their oil demand growth expectations on weaker gdp forecasts. demand growth, 840,000 barrels a day in 2013. they've cut the forecast for opec crude to 29.8 million barrels a day. they say oil supply will hit a 12-month low in january. >> can we show crude and look at the reaction there? we'll take a look in one second. what else are they saying in this report? >> they say the non-opec supply will be rising. opec supply will be falling. non-opec supply is rising, one million barrels a day this year. then they talk about iran oil production hovering below the lowest in 30 years. new sa
CNBC
Feb 25, 2013 9:00pm EST
.s.-israeli operation hatched during the bush administration and accelerated under president obama. according to the report, the operation was code-named "olympic games." [ticking] coming up: american agents track the world's most notorious arms dealer. >> he's arming not only designated terrorist groups, insurgent groups, but he's also arming very powerful drug trafficking cartels around the globe. >> the "merchant of death," when 60 minutes on cnbc returns. [ticking] revolutionizing an industry can be a tough act to follow, but at xerox we've embraced a new role. working behind the scenes to provide companies with services... like helping hr departments manage benefits and pensions for over 11 million employees. reducing document costs by up to 30%... and processing $421 billion dollars in accounts payables each year. helping thousands of companies simplify how work gets done. how's that for an encore? with xerox, you're ready for real business. you name it...i've hooked it. but there's one... one that's always eluded me. thought i had it in the blizzard of '93. ha! never even came close. s
CNBC
Feb 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
breaking news stories this hour. president obama to speak in 15 minutes time. he will ask congress to come up with short-term packages to put off automotiatic spending cuts. hampton, we begin with you, budget office right now releasing its budget and economic outlook. give us details. >> reporter: the budget office, assumes no change in current laws, 2013 fiscal year budget deficit, $845 billion. cbo projects first time below $1 trillion since 2008, 5% of gdp, well below the peak of 2009. saying deficits decline as a percentage of gdp could dip as low as 2.4% in 2015. then they start to rise again in 2016. that 10-year-old cbo deficit projection increased overall to 4.6 trillion for the 2013 decade up from $20.2 trillion in it's previous. cbo sees real gdp growing 1.4% in 2013, the sub died growth limits businesses to hire more workers, cbo projecting unemployment rate to stay near 8% this year, also expecting unemployment rate to remain above 7.5% through 2014. debt and deficits will be larger, the cbo says, if current laws were modified and rising health care cost and increased federal h
CNBC
Feb 12, 2013 1:00pm EST
tore president obama to derail this rally, now that we don't have to worry about the debt ceiling? >> not only debt ceiling but last tuesday he put up sequestration. we're not going to come to an agreement, a couple of solutions, kick that can down the road, time to think and talk about it. you saw it grind higher. not real volume. listen, you want them, pay up, we're happy to sell on the way up. >> we're going to talk about apple during the course of the session, course of the program. what is your takeaway from what tim cook said or didn't say today? >> listen, i think it's very interesting this whole conversation with what einhorn has now created with apple. this conversation ensuing. i like apple. i like apple where it is at the moment. >> did you like it all the way down. >> i said a long time ago when it started to crack at 700, you had to be careful. there's so many names we saw at the end of the year, get into it, push and push the way the market got ahead of itself. i fully expect the market will back off some. it needs to some. if you look it up, exactly what it did over
CNBC
Feb 12, 2013 9:00pm EST
, not try to shrink some pieces of the pie and enlarge others. and i've never been clear on how mr. obama sees the economy and whether he winunderstands that. if you're going to take away from some in order to give to others, i don't think that will be effective or received very well outside his base. >> a year ago it was the buffet rule. it was warren buffett's secretary in the first lady's box this year it's going to be the likes of a tim cook bringing mcintosh production back to the states. do you think we've edged off of that class warfare a about bit? >> i don't know. i want to hear what the president has to say. i have heard different things but have not read the speech. if he wants to go protectionist, for example, i think that will be poorly received, frankly, again, outside of his own union base and so forth. the tim cook thing is fascinating. i get that. if you bring manufacturing facilities home, that would be great. cut the corporate tax rate that would give them an incentive. regulate less that would give them an incentive to come home. >> certainly he will talk about incenti
CNBC
Feb 13, 2013 9:00am EST
revolution, chairman of the case foundation and a member of president obama's jobs and competitiveness council. steve, good morning. >> good morning. >> a lot of inflection points in those speeches last night. but the notion of h 1 b, immigration, got a huge ovation. i wonder if you think this is real this time, and if so, what has changed? what makes this possible now? >> i think it is a moment there's now bipartisan support for a comprehensive immigration reform approach. i think people in talking about this for more than a decade, in the technology and entrepreneurial community have been talking about stapling green cards to diplomas. now it feels like republicans and democrats are coming together. so hopefully in the next few months we can build this coalition and pass immigration reform with a strong robust high-skilled immigration component. >> you're going to testify today before the senate judiciary committee on this topic. what is the net effect going to be on the effectiveness of startups in this country, on the labor market? because some are still making the market it's actu
CNBC
Feb 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
the nation's security would be compromised by the sequester cuts. is that true? president obama's undersecretary of defense says prudent cuts are necessary and comparable. and we'll talk about using drone strikes to kill traitorrous citizens overseas. "the kudlow report" begins right now. >> first up president obama is starting to feel the heat. republicans are less and less likely to give in to his demand to raise taxes and they are publicly presenting a united front over impending budget cuts. that means sequester, which was obama's idea. it's going to happen. but listen to how the president attacked republicans today. >> they recognize that the sequester is a bad idea, but what they have suggested is the only way to replace it now is for us to cut social security, cut medicare and not close a single loophole, not raise any additional revenue from the wealthiest americans or corporations. >> there you go. additional revenue. joining me, robert costa. i was at the heritage foundation's seminar today for new and old congressional members. the vibe i picked up is, a, no new taxes
CNBC
Feb 5, 2013 4:00pm EST
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Feb 13, 2013 3:00pm EST
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CNBC
Feb 7, 2013 6:00am EST
, a week from now, president obama is going to do his state of the union address, okay? typically the market doesn't respond well when the president talks. then we're going to start to get into some of the nitty-gritty, some of the spending issues. that would be a perfect opportunity for the market to give half of that back. so we've had a 6% rally. why not, you know, reclaim three of that percent over the course of the next few weeks. >> do you feel like we're acting a bit bullish with regard to the markets? i get the feeling it's more buying from kaufton as opposed to selling at this point, right? >> i think that's right. first of all, you've approached a couple of psychological hurdles on the dow and the s&p. we've seen what earnings season is going to give us. we're approaching the sequester cuts on march 1st and there is an increasing belief that they're going to be triggered. and so when you add on to that the fact that payroll taxes went up and the economy is going to be pretty sluggish here in the first half of the year. so i agree with phil that we're probably going to gi
CNBC
Feb 17, 2013 7:30pm EST
, we are "on the money," and we are on the state of the union. what the president obama laid out in the second term. >>> later, the president brought up an emerging technology, 3d printing. >> new workers are mastering the 3d printing that has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything. >> we'll talk to an innovator in that field and hear her remarkable personal and professional story. back in a moment. in america today we're running to compete on the global stage. what we need are people prepared for the careers of our new economy. by 2025 we could have 20 million jobs without enough college graduates to fill them. that's why at devry university, we're teaming up with companies like cisco to help make sure everyone's ready with the know how we need for a new tomorrow. [ male announcer ] make sure america's ready. make sure you're ready. at devry.edu. ♪ >>> let's do it without the brinks manship that scares consumers and scares off investors. the greatest nation on earth -- the greatest nation on earth cannot keep conducting its business by drifting from o
CNBC
Feb 11, 2013 4:00am EST
. nemo dumped up to three feet of snow in some areas. president obama has declared connecticut a disaster area, which makes it eligible for federal aid and at least 15 deaths are blamed on the storm. travel delays are easing. amtrak says it will have limited services in new york and boston. it's not the typical story you hear about in the u.s. in february as tornados tear through mississippi. >>> three companies biggest investors have joined southeastern management's objecting to the deal. but the latest edition, 14% now say they'll vote against the buyout. as far as dell's stock is concerned in frankfurt, it is still up 2%. >> eric schmidt is cashing in. the google claim has filed to sell 42% of his shares in the company. he will sell shares through a regular trading plan spread out over a year to reduce the market impact. analysts say it could hint at him playing a smaller role in the company going forward. schmidt handed the reigns to larry paige in 2011. google shares down about 0.8%. still up about 11 fers, 12% over the last six months. different story than major competitor apple. >>
CNBC
Feb 21, 2013 4:00am EST
of the titans. >>> and japanese prime minister shinzo abe is heading to walk to talk to president obama. just what kind of reaction can abe expect from washington? we'll give you a preview. >>> before all that, let's recap what's happening in markets. we've seen more activity, in fact, higher volume over the last couple of sessions, really, than we've seen for much of the year. the volume is coming on a sell-off. u.s. markets fell yesterday following the release of the fed minutes. it was the worst day of the year for the s&p and nasdaq. as you can see, shedding 108 points there, a rare triple digit decline this year. energy and material stocks were the worst hit. all ten s&p sectors did hit the day lower. volatility on the rise. the vix rose nearly 20% on this session. the sell-off has continued overnight. the shanghai composite, the australian markets taking it on the chin. will i sixuan joins us from singapore. >> thank you, kelly. fears of an early access by the fed rocks sentiment here in asia today. the nikkei pulls back 1.4% from its 52-month high. investors remain cautious ahead of th
CNBC
Feb 28, 2013 4:00am EST
does and vice versa, today and this week it hasn't been holding up quite so much. now, president obama and republicans are digging in their heels just one day before the sequester kicks in. the president will host congressional leaders at the white house tomorrow, but expectations are pretty low the meeting will result in a deal to avoid the $85 billion in spending cuts. those would be phased in gradually. gun reducing costs are telling employees how furloughs would work. most federal workers require 30 days before they can be furloughed. for more joining us now is robert. welcome. just on this point about the u.s., we've seen markets not just holding up, but, in fact, doing quite well ahead of the sequester. why is that? >> well, i think there's an underlying -- there's real underlying evidence of the strength in the u.s. economy, which is partly allowing markets to look through what are clearly concerns about tightening in this economy. >> it's one thing that the u.s. is leading the recovery, perhaps leading this leg of the expansion. is it important in that sense? >> of course, the
CNBC
Feb 12, 2013 6:00am EST
expressing outrage. meantime, china is calling for calm. >>> the state of the union, president obama set to deliver an address to congress tonight. and stocks getting a slow start to the week. the s&p falling for a fifth straight monday. today is tuesday, anyway, february 12th, 2013. and "squawk box" begins right now. >>> asian markets shrugging off the tests in north korea. but markets in china, taiwan remain closed. north korea says a miniaturize ed nuclear missile was tested. the u.s. ambassador to south korea responding to all of this. >> it's a very provocative act that undermines regional peace and stability and i think it would be critical for us to coordinate very closely with you and our colleagues in south korea going forward. >> we're going to talk more about washington's reaction and what this all means for geouncertainty and our guest hosts for this hour, jared bernstein who works as the chief economist for joe biden. tony is joining us and capital alpha markets managing director chuck gabriel. they're also going to talk state of the union. john harwood sat down with dave ax
CNBC
Feb 19, 2013 9:00am EST
, president obama will attempt to pitch the job to firefighters against further raising taxes on the rich. ers kin and bowls will be here with a solution to the sequester. we'll talk about google as it nears $800 a share. and the company that has written detailed reports on how the chinese are hatching american industry. will join us live in the next hour of "squawk on the street." >> all right. make your past to post nine. >> they did it with the offering. this is holding. freeport did its giant equity offering and moves all the way down. eye a buyer here. >> goldman up on gnc. >> gnc has been remarkable. this is like herbalife is a supplement company. sh a retailer people just love and i think it goes higher. >> gilliad. >> when does it quit? the answer is never in an environment where you still get slow growth and they've got a lot of good stuff in the pipes. >> biomarin. >> this is one of those companies that has been a specialist in or fan drugs. i've had them on air on "mad money." they are a remarkably good cup. >> arco. are they in apple, are they out of apple? i think they're in apple
CNBC
Feb 7, 2013 3:00pm EST
. i think americans are going to wake up. when americans discover how bad obama care is and when obama care starts bankrupting state governments, i think you're going to see a huge rebellion against this president and his policies. >> but when -- when are they going to figure that out, senator? we've been talking about obama care for a long time now, and it's already costing businesses, you know, enormous amounts of money and stopping them from hiring any new headsed to the payroll so when are we going to figure this out in your view? when do you think that happens? >> when republicans begin to present our message better and we tell people whether you're rich, poor or middle class you'll have more jobs and more money if we leave money in your state, leave money in your pocket and that's how the economy will grow. when people figure that out, i think they will come back to the republican party, but they also have to see that what he's planning for us is -- it is bankrupting us as we speak. we're borrowing $50,000 a second and it can't go on. >> i didn't know it was a second. >> let me a
CNBC
Feb 25, 2013 6:00am EST
congress takes action. we will talk to president obama's right hand xhan on the economy been gene sperling. and we will talk about what action or inaction means in corporate america and the markets. among our guests today, larry bossidy. he will be our guest host today. evercore's founding partner, roger altman. >>> in the headlines this morning, royalty pharma is making an $11 a share bid to acquire elon. it hasn't received a formal response, but acknowledges it has been unsuccessful so far in its efforts to engage with the drugmaker since making that offer. shares rising this morning. take a look. also today, voluntarily recalls all lots of anemia treatment in the u.s. by royalty pharma. the drug is used to treat anemia. shares of affy defendant's exhibit madz down sharply in early trading this morning. >>> and hewlett packard announcing it's making a tablet that uses google's operating system. the hp7 will be in a similar size to the amazon fire. hp had a failed attempt back in 2011 with a device based on palm's web os software when it bought that for a nice sum -- actually, it paid way
CNBC
Feb 12, 2013 9:00am EST
, political activist, director now, co-chair, president obama's election campaign. welcome to post 9. it's great to have you. >> thank you. >> you know how to light up a room, or a trading floor in this case. >> yeah, thank you. it was a lot of fun. this was my first time here. >> definitely the way to see it. this is the primo tour. when you get to come to the balcony. walk us through the new initiative that we have. do you have to try all of these? >> i tried more than this. i tried many, many, many flavors. i didn't try 4 million, but almost 4 million flavors were submitted to the consumers of this contest. i think the million-dollar prize attracted some people. but these are the three finalists. they're really interesting, good flavors. america gets to vote on the winner. >> can you describe what chicken and waffles tastes like? >> you don't know? have you never had chicken and waffles? >> no. >> i have, but i can't imagine it on a potato chip. >> that was a little interesting taste the first time i tasted it. but really creative. very interesting. the sarachi is nice. cheesy garlic
CNBC
Feb 20, 2013 4:00am EST
you had the commerce department -- obama administration, you had the commerce department saying we want these people in and the state department saying, no, we want to keep them out. the only person that can resolve that debate in government is the president in that case or the prime minister. obama based on understanding the economic impact of people not coming to the u.s. basically instructed the state department to make changes. >> china isn't helping itself with all of the headlines with hacking and its involvement in spying potentially. maybe all allegations. but if there's political concern from the top about opening whether for tourism or work more generally, this is maybe a difficult time to make the sell. >> it's difficult. that's always the excuse that the interior ministries come out with. we produced research last year just inside the g20 countries. if the u.k., india, china, and u.s. relax some of these visa policies, it would create another five million jobs, bring another $60 million of income into the countries. security forces and interior ministers need to do thei
CNBC
Feb 8, 2013 6:00am EST
quality. so we think it's a very fair return. >> david, obama care is coming. how is that going to affect your company? >> we see obama care as driving change in the marketplace and change is good because maybe to your core question, the status quo is not acceptable. we need to take costs out of the system and increase quality. for us, focus more on services. the change in the marketplace is a positive. one of the biggest changes we see happening in the united states is the opportunity to partner with physicians, to collaborate with physicians, to drive increases in health quality. today we have over 50 collaboratives already up and running in the united states where physicians are more paid based on the quality of outcomes haves the quality of services. as a result, people are getting better quality of outcomes, better services and costs are coming out of the system. >> david, give us a -- your outlook for the year ahead and a little bit beyond that. to what extent, when washington is -- it's in the middle right now of the process of trying to find cost savings. do you expect some of tho
CNBC
Feb 11, 2013 4:00pm EST
to michelle obama at the president's state of the union address tomorrow night in washington, d.c. that should be very interesting. i wonder what that's going to be about. the stock up 1% today. the dow lower. we're coming off the low right now. i pointed out earlier that the s&p has been down every monday this year. that's five trading days. here's what the s&p has done year to date. we don't get the knnuances of t trading here. but so far up 6 1/3%. peter costa -- >> yes. >> you've told us as a skeptic you threw in the towel recently and were willing to buy this market. >> it was right after i spoke to ralph. >> he considered you to turn bullish. >> he did. >> but you have to admit this market is getting tired here, don't you think? >> if you look at the market where we're down 19 today, i think we'll churn a bit. i think this churning might go on for probably another couple of months. but i don't think the market's -- it's not done yet. i just think that right now we're going to be in a pausing phase. and i do think at some point in the next two to three months -- >> you don't see a correct
CNBC
Feb 20, 2013 6:00am EST
at 400 and above, they're part of the economy. they're getting whacked with the obama care and the deal that was arrived at. all of these things -- >> austerity is ugly. getting there. >> so is oil -- oil's not supposed to go up when the economy's slowing. >> you have the central banks that are printing money. >> you do. >> it's got to go up. >> think about what would happen if they weren't. and in -- all bets off on what happens with the ten year now, too. if we're in a slowing environment. gold suddenliy -- we're immediately going back to 2.75 or 3%. and the dollar's been something to behold in terms of the yen. you don't see that often. and especially when it's telegraphed by --not the guy with the hair, the guy named after lincoln, right? abe. >> abe? >> is it abe? >> or abe. >> i know it. lincoln is hot. >> abe to me. >> lincoln is hot. >> you think it's going to win? >> there's a movie every day. there's that and the o'reillys killing lincoln and "lincoln: the vampire hunter." >> i read the book. >> but? >> i did. >> you had that much time? >> i office a plane. i tried on a plane.
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Feb 25, 2013 4:00am EST
obama didn't mention the sequester but says he's looking for good partners. >> to move forward on. and i'm looking for good partners. because while nobody in this room sees eye to eye on everything, we know that when we work together, democrats and republicans, north, south, east and west, we can accomplish so much more than we can on our own. >> and congress does return to work today from a week-long rece recess, attention shifting to the next budget deadline, as well. passing continuing resolution by march to keep the u.s. government running. senior aid for house speaker john boehner and harry reid have begun discussing a deal to fun operations through to september. >>> and the pentagon says the grounding of lockheed martin's jets last week won't deliver the aircraft. there was a crack on a turbine blade on a test plane. speaking from australia, the fa says that type of problem is unfortunate but normal during development and testing. lockheed stock down 1%. >>> as the number of global smartphone users has reached the 1 billion mark, there have been a number using their mobile to make
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Feb 28, 2013 4:00pm EST
what has him so worried and later here we go again. president obama and top lawmakers huddling at the white house as the ax hangs over spending programs that could slow down the economy. does wall street prefer those cuts to closing tax loopholes like the president advocates? we'll take a look at all of that coming up. stay with us. at optionsxpress we're all about options trading. we create easy-to-use, powerful trading tools for all. look at these streaming charts! they're totally customizable and they let you visualize what might happen next. that's genius! we knew you needed a platform that could really help you elevate your trading. so we built it. chances of making this? it's a lot easier to find out if a trade is potentially profitable. just use our trade & probability calculator and there it is. for all the reasons you trade options - from income to risk management to diversification - you'll have the tools to get it done. strategies. chains. positions. we put 'em all on one screen! could we make placing a trade any easier? mmmm...could we? around here, options are ever
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Feb 4, 2013 3:00pm EST
ago blasting president obama for not having a budget yet or a plan to avoid scheduled spending cuts. eamon javers in washington with the story. >> hi, maria. we're lurching towards another fiscal showdown. march 1st, that's the new date now for the so-called sequester federal spending cuts that would be automatic and across the board. a lot of jockeying in washington yesterday and today. the preamble starts today with john boehner who took to the floor to criticize the president for being late with his budget proposal. >> this was to be the day the president submitted his budget to congress. but it's not coming. it's going to be late. and some reports say that it could be as long as a month late. i think that's too bad. our economy could use some presidential leadership right now. >> and maria, yesterday democrats offered up some thoughts of their own including the president himself in a super bowl interview suggesting the carried loophole is -- after a package of new revenues based on closing loopholes. carried interest, one thing that's very much on the table here. and obviously t
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Feb 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
. ed atorino. >>> president obama calling for smart spending cuts. but what does that mean? we'll get washington speak translated by former gop senator judd gregg? >>> and did beyonce blow out the lights at the super bowl? maybe. we'll talk about that. the superdome power outage. >>> also the beatles said money can't buy you love but can it buy you happiness? we'll see what the millionaires say. stay with us. is is for real thi. is is for real thi. step seven point two one two. verify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. standing by for capture. the most innovative software on the planet... dragon is captured. is connecting today's leading companies to places beyond it. siemens. answers. >>> welcome back. the dow industrial it is pulling way back from friday's 14,000 peak in a significant way. let's get to bob pisani recapping the movers. >> biggest declines of the year. declines up 1.5% to 2% in all the big names. but please note compared to what happened in europe, this is small potatoes. put up some of what happened here. nothing yet in italy the oldest bank
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Feb 5, 2013 6:00am EST
we're here on squawk. >>> also, calls to the white house. president obama will be meeting with a dozen ceos today. and the bulls trying to battle back. it's been a good year, but now stocks coming off their worst losses this year. it's february 5th, 2013 and squawk begins right now. >>> good morning, everybody. ike becky quick along with andrew ross sorkin. joe kernen is off today so we are again joined by steve liesman. also at the table with us this morning, our guest host is andy surel. andrew just talked about the markets. stocks ending at session lows yesterday. in fact, all ten s&p sectors closed lower. yet the bulls betting this is nothing more than a bull pac. but we will have a number of powerful investors for their thoughts throughout yao the morning. jim o'neill will join us in just a few minutes. then in the next half hour, the man charged with making sdigs for how blackrock invests more than $1 trillion, the firm's chief investment strategist, russ koesterich. nouriel roubini will be joining us and we're going to ask him for his current view of the world. in t
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Feb 14, 2013 6:00am EST
coming at us. we got dodd-frank, which isn't out yet, really. and we got obama care. and obama care, when you look at the complexities in that plan, health care costs are going to go up, they're not going to go down. and you've got temporary workers to deal with. retail has got a hell of a problem. going from 35 hours a week to 30 hours a week for a temporary employee. if you've got 50 employees. you want 49. there's so many complexities in these two things. so my concern about acceleration, is regulatory. warren may have a different view of that. >> interesting thing is i agree with everything jack has said, but it's -- it's i don't come away as pessimistic as he does. but he's absolutely right about, you know, about what's happening with health care, and everything. i don't disagree with a word that he said. that he said. >> and i'm not pessimistic, warren. i'm not pessimistic. i just think we -- we're at a position where we could really take off if we had the right policies. >> yeah. well i -- i -- the interesting thing kind of is that america really is doing better than the rest of th
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Feb 18, 2013 2:00pm EST
said that this was a campaign commercial for president obama, a payback. did you anticipate that criticism? >> just to rectify the record here. i paid back the loans and 19.7% interest. i don't think that i committed to do a commercial on top of that. i thought that the republicans' reactions to this was unnecessary and out of place. >> that's very restrained from you--for you. >> it is. i'm on camera. [laughs] you put me here. you turn these things off, i'll give you my own assessment. this is the old boardroom of fiat. >> marchionne splits his time between the fiat headquarters in turin, italy, and chrysler headquarters in auburn hills, michigan, but he is fully engaged on both continents at all times. i mean, when you're here, do you get calls? do you have to deal with fiat? >> yeah. that's why i get up at 3:30 in the morning, so i can deal with the european side and be fine here by the time i get in. i mean, the other thing that helps is the--our time zones. >> when do you go to sleep? >> 10:00. i'm not really a late night guy. i used to be when i was younger. >> besides
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Feb 19, 2013 4:00am EST
to meet president obama and will return to japan on sunday. abe will likely pick the possible candidate after returning to japan. abe's pushing for aggressive monetary easing. he will bick a nominee who supports his vision to achieve the 2% inflation target. the leading candidates for the boj governor include toshiro muto. a another prominent county is haruhiko kuroda. the asian development bank's president for a 2% inflation target and was a top currency diplomate in the late 1990s. kazamata iowata is a strong candidate. he's an advocate of more quantitative easing. the current boj chief will step down on march 19th. back to you, kelly. >> let's get a view on this from michael plasnik. so where does the yen go from here? >> i think it's important to take into context the comments made by abe and aso. you have to reverse engineer the situation. they're not going to be able to hit a 2% inflation without a significant yen weakness. so they need the yen to weaken about 40%, auto% in order to get 4% inflation over a two-year period. so if you reverse engineer from there, you say, what do yo
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Feb 19, 2013 6:00am EST
show, he's come on "morning joe," "new york times," "financial times," but the obama administration, which effectively kicked him out of that job, if you remember, and said, you know, has really reembraced him. they had him out campaigning in the fall. he was at biden's big party in december, he was at hillary clinton's house, you saw just last month. no, i wasn't there. i thought it was a story about power and the return to power, and in a city where people drop people at a whiff of trouble -- >> the mayor never dropped him. >> i think many of his friends never dropped him. i thought it was an interesting sort of look at both steve and new york. >> what he was accused of, what we're talking about here, i'm shocked. that louis renault at its best, isn't it? like that was never done before? >> it was done, by the way, not just done for his case, but carlisle and about nine other -- >> don't show langone. so, this board gives me rates for progressive direct and other car insurance companies? yes. but you're progressive, and they're them. yes. but they're here. yes. are you...? there?
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Feb 22, 2013 4:00am EST
.s. president barack obama later today. abe is looking for u.s. backing with japan's diplomatic disputes with china. meanwhile, abe wants to clarify the terms of entry into a trans-pacific trade pack and win america's blessing for his aggressive economic stimulus. >>> mauri taylor is standing by comments calling french workers lazy and overpaid. speaking to our colleagues on u.s. closing bell last night, he defended his decision to write a letter to the u.s. government refuse to go buy a tire company on the verge of collapse. >> the minister was trying to use us as a billy club, figuring that most ceos will not say anything. they just keep quiet. b but, you know, he picked the wrong guy and i'm going to tell him what it is. what i said was true. and they admitted it. they laughed about it, okay. and that's where this union president, this michael -- i call him spike because he's got his hair all up. they're devout commis and they said that's the french way and i said well, i'm not going to do it if it's going to lose money and that's what you're always going to do. a multi year guarantee
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Feb 26, 2013 4:00am EST
program. the sequester takes effect on friday. talking of which, president obama goes to virginia today to press his case for congress and republicans in particular to avoid the automatic back budget cuts that will take effect this week. he's going to be in newport news where the u.s. navy builds aircraft carriers and is submarines. house speaker john boehner says the president is using the military as a campaign prop when he should be working with senate democrats to avoid the across the board spending cuts. >> if we don't solve the spending problem here in washington, there will be tens of millions of jobs in the future that won't happen because of the debt load that's being laid on the backs of our kids and our grandkids. >> and the snooed senate is expected to vote this week on competing plans from democrats and republican toes replace the looming 8el $5 billion in budget cuts with either alternative spending cuts or a mix of cuts and new revenues. tina is still with us. tina, we got -- with italy, we ended up getting the worst case scenario. in terms of what investors were looking
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Feb 4, 2013 4:00am EST
in the next half hour. but first, sorry to do this, we have to talk politics. >>> president obama says more tax revenue will be needed to help reduce the deficit. he'll push to get rid of loopholes such as the carried interest tax break enjoyed by private equity firms and hedge funds. >> i don't think the issue right now is raising rates. the question is, if we're going to be serious about reducing our deficit, can we combine some smart spending cuts, because there's still waste in government, can we reform our health care programs in particular because we spend a lot more on health care than every other country does and we don't get better outcome. so there's a lot of waste in the system and there are things that we can do to reduce health care costs. >> asked about the contraction in fourth quarter gdp in the u.s., president obama blames the dysfunction in washington surrounding the fiscal cliff. a sharp drop in spending did over-shadow strong housing data. it followed unexpectedly strong defense spending in the fourth quarter. maybe some positive news there. tina, from citi, she's been t
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Feb 8, 2013 9:00am EST
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Feb 11, 2013 6:00am EST
resumed. boston 4i9 with two feet with snow. the governor ordering schools to remain closed. the obama administration declaring a state of emergency in connecticut which will help them get federal moneys for the cleanup. they saw record snow, over three feet. schools there also remaining closed today. we've got some updated outage numbers. some of the figures we had from the weather an hour ago, particularly in rhode island, significantly underreported. here are the new numbers that we have. only 135,000 customers still without power across the northeast. majority in massachusetts, over 110,000. that's down from about 400,000. so they've worked really quickly there. in rhode island the number is now 20,000 down from peak of around 70,000 over the weekend. close to 1400 still in the new york area. and over 200 in connecticut. but that connecticut number might also be higher. the numbers well below hurricane sandy overall. ford's head of u.s. sales says the auto dealer doesn't see any major impacts like they saw during sandy due to the snowstorm. during sandy they lost nearly 200,000 car
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Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm EST
if it is obama's tone, which could signal more butting of hefads in congress? >> i'm not going to make any changes, unless there's a shocker out there. but you have to come back and ask if there's a shocker out there, he can actually get anything done, is it a reality or just rhetoric. for me, i'm not expecting much. >> we heard at the beginning of the super bowl, unfortunately, that we had an un, you know, impromptu meeting with the president where we start talking about higher taxes and what not. he's had a chance to throat a few trial balloons already. >> of course, cnbc will air tonight's state of the union address, coverage begins 9:00 p.m. eastern time on cnbc. >>> coming up next, ebay shares nearing an all-time high. but do they have what it takes to keep the momentum going? nobody better to ask than the ceo, john donahoe. more "fast" straight ahead. why turbo? trust us. it's just better to be in front. the sonata turbo. from hyundai. and you wouldn't have it any other way.e. but your erectile dysfunction - you know, that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily
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Feb 19, 2013 4:00pm EST
that were proposed by the bipartisan simpson/bowles commission. >> of course, president barack obama is also saying we need new tax revenue as part of a followup dahle deal and today alan simpson and erskine bowles said they want even more cut than they had asked for before. while agreeing with the president on revenue, errse the former clinton white house chief of staff says he needs to push both sides. >> we're going to have to push the white house on health care. push the republicans on revenue. what we've tried to do is make enough cuts in health care to slow the rate of growth on a per capita basis to the rate of the growth in the economy. in our opinion that takes $600 billion to do over a ten-year period. >> reporter: maria, even if erskine bowles and alan simpson are successful in that, it's not likely to be before march 1st. this is all happening in public. private negotiations are not going on it. may be, as erskine bowles and alan simpson suggested today, that we need a public backlash from the consequences of some of those sequester cuts before there's enough heat for washington
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Feb 20, 2013 5:00pm EST
.s. soil be the solution? president obama addressed the issue directly in his state of the union address last week. >> after shedding jobs for more than ten years, our manufacturers have added about 500,000 jobs over the past three. caterpillar is bringing jobs back from japan. ford is bringing jobs back from mexico. and this year, apple will start making macs in america again. >> but with the strengthening dollar, can u.s. companies actually afford to bring jobs back to the states? and is reshoring as it's known a trend you should be investing in right now? let's take a deeper dive with the chief investment strategist at fifth third bank. jeffrey, great to e so yosee yo. >> obviously, it's not as easy as flipping a switch to bring jobs back here, so, what is sort of the price, the baseline price, which would make sense, this reshoring trend continues when it comes to nat gas being low? >> i think it clearly makes sense in here and probably for the next decade. if you look, it's also, it's not just the price today, but it's the trends going forward, both in currency, gas prices and labor
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Feb 22, 2013 6:00am EST
and andrew ross sorkin. making headlines this morning, president obama is holding a white house open day-to-day hack-a-thon. >> oh. >> it's about hacking. >> duh. >> i thought it was about filling the entire places with hacks. >> i knew that's where you were going. >> that's what i thaw it was, a swear. >> come on, mr. brand new iphone. >> yeah. the administration is inviting developers and tech experts to come and share ideas. i thought it was just axelrod and a couple of the -- you know, i'm sorry. i apologize for that. hack-a-thon res common in the tech industry, complete with beer, pizza, sleeping bags, they're basically athletic events for technical geeks. i can't get beyond what i think a hack-a-thon is. it's such a perfect name. i was just thinking, we just talked about geeks today. did you see google today? >> i did. >> do you know who this guy is? i would feel inadequate. do you know add ward gorey? he was born in 1925 and it's about doodling. but they need to -- those guys at google every day need to prove their ultimate geekiness to us. >> or you can use it as an opportunity t
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Feb 22, 2013 12:00pm EST
about retail guiding down because of obama care because don't forget, they have to start -- >> wait a minute. that's a headline in and of itself, at least in terms of what we talk about on this show. you've been a backer of macy's for a long time. >> right. >> you have believed in the story that lundgren, the ceo, has been telling us. now you're out. you're making a bigger statement here about where you think the consumer sits and where the market could go? >> i didn't quite slip that in, did i? i think that macy's is still a cheap stock. however, i'm worried about the consumer space. i'm worried about the consumer a little bit in terms of the money that's going in there, the expectations. and macy's already told us what they're going to earn. >> blame my memory later. joe? >> i don't think you could paint retail with a broad brush. i think momentum in each individual stock is important. next wednesday, very important for me. i'm looking to buy limited brands on a capitulation. >>> coming up, aig beat es and becomes the new favorite stock of hedge funds. but not all of our traders a
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